• Rabbi Stuart Dauermann, PhD

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Od Lo Avda Tikvateinu


Rabbi Stuart Dauermann, PhD ~ I've never heard anyone sing HaTikvah at Rosh Hashana, but I believe it is a most appropriate song for this season. I am especially drawn to the line which states, "od lo avda tikvateinu--our hope has not yet perished."

Here, in this one line, we find all the possibilities of fulfillment and disappointment to be found in this season. After all, this is the season when Jews seek spiritual renewal. And yet, without "Hatikvah," without "hope," no renewal is possible... Click here to download a PDF of this teaching...

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